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The 1930s (1930-1939)

Author: Michael Shally-Jensen
Publisher: Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services ; Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, [2014] ©2014
Series: Defining documents in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [First edition]View all editions and formats
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This important resource provides readers with many new ways to explore the 1930s in American history, as the country was immersed in the Great Depression. The text provides in-depth analysis of forty primary source documents to deliver a thorough examination of this important time in American history. - Amazon.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Shally-Jensen
ISBN: 9781619254954 1619254956
OCLC Number: 892340536
Notes: Edition statement supplied by publisher.
Description: xix, 318 pages ; 27 cm.
Contents: Setting up the New Deal. President Roosevelt: Fireside chat on "The forgotten man" ; FDR on government's role in the economy ; Herbert Hoover speaks against the New Deal ; Letter from Herbert Hoover to Franklin D. Roosevelt ; President Roosevelt: Fireside chat outlining the New Deal ; John Maynard Keynes: An open letter to President Roosevelt ; Letter-report concerning the Tennessee Valley ; FDR on Social Security ; Speech against the president's "court packing" plan ; President Roosevelt: Fireside chat on the current recession ; The Hatch Act --
Unemployment and relief. Bumming in California ; United we eat --
the phenomenon of unemployed leagues ; Letter from a Dust Bowl survivor ; Letter regarding assistance to the poor ; Memories of the Flint sit-down strike ; It's a great life in the CCC ; I'd rather not be on relief ; What REA service means to our farm home ; My hopes for the CCC --
Women, minorities, and youth. Women on the breadlines ; Eleanor Roosevelt: what ten million women want ; Eleanor Roosevelt on women and the vote ; The repatriation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans ; The hurricane of 1932 in Puerto Rico ; A New Deal for American Indians ; Indians at work ; A Negro in the CCC ; Letter regarding the needs of Puerto Ricans in New York ; Plea from a Scottsboro boy ; Dear Mrs. Roosevelt ; Our jobless youth: a warning ; What does American democracy mean to me? --
The Bonus Army. Herbert Hoover to Reed Smoot regarding the Bonus Loan Bill ; Attack on the Bonus Army ; Veterans march to Washington --
Foreign policy. Henry Stimson to Senator Borah regarding the Nine-Power Treaty ; Criticism of the Neutrality Act ; Neutrality Act of 1935 ; Defense of the Neutrality Act ; Address delivered by the Secretary of State ; Winston Churchill: The lights are going out in Europe ; Winston Churchill: A hush over Europe ; Charles Lindbergh: Neutrality and war --
Culture, crime, and more. The national anthem established: The Star Spangled Banner ; What I knew about John Dillinger ; The Hindenburg disaster ; From the Federal Writers' Project: Cape Cod Pilot ; On The War of the Worlds radio broadcast ; Lou Gehrig farewell to baseball.
Series Title: Defining documents in American history.
Other Titles: Nineteen thirties (1930-1939)
Responsibility: editor, Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD.

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